197
197
China--[Gotteland, Claude, S.J., and others]
LETTRES DES NOUVELLES MISSIONS DE LA CHINE 1841-1845 [AND 1846-1852]. [?PARIS OR SHANGHAI, C.1852]
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1,5002,000
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197
China--[Gotteland, Claude, S.J., and others]
LETTRES DES NOUVELLES MISSIONS DE LA CHINE 1841-1845 [AND 1846-1852]. [?PARIS OR SHANGHAI, C.1852]
Estimate
1,5002,000
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China--[Gotteland, Claude, S.J., and others]
LETTRES DES NOUVELLES MISSIONS DE LA CHINE 1841-1845 [AND 1846-1852]. [?PARIS OR SHANGHAI, C.1852]

first edition, 2 volumes, 4to (266 x 206mm.), lithographed titles and text, hand-coloured lithographed costume plate in vol.1 (at p.53), 8pp. lithographed letter tipped in volume 1 (at p.332; an extract from a letter by Gotteland), contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, flat spines gilt, edges bumped, spines somewhat rubbed and chipped


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Provenance

Bib. Resid. Bitur. S.J., (possibly Bourges, France), small printed Jesuit library label on titles

Literature

Cordier, Sinica, I, 1011-1014 (including a complete list of the letters in the first four volumes)

Catalogue Note

These two volumes contain 132 letters relating to the new Jesuit mission to China, which began in 1841, following the re-establishment of the Society of Jesus in 1814. The first group of these missionaries to China were the Savoyard Claude Gotteland (1803-1856), together with two Frenchmen Benjamin Brueyre (or Bruyère, 1810-1880) and François Estève (1807-1848), who were soon joined by others. A list of the missionaries appears at the end of volume 1. Four further volumes of letters were published up to the year 1868. all volumes are rare.

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